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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2018-07-05

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/28 The Commission's proposal for the introduction of a 'smartness indicator' in the framework of the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) Directive
2016/03/16 Utilisation of funds for infrastructure in rural areas
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2017/03/16 High Level Group of Innovators in Europe
2017/03/16 Gazprom commitments to the Commission's competition concerns as regards the gas markets of Central and Eastern Europe
2016/11/30 Commission decision on OPAL gas pipeline
2016/10/18 Methods of stunning animals
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2014/11/14 Restrictions on gas supplies
2018/05/29 Response to cases of African Swine Fever in the EU
2016/10/12 African swine fever epidemic in Poland
2017/03/15 Relationship between ESIF and EFSI
2016/06/22 Type approval of agricultural and forestry vehicles: transitional period
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/05/18 Targeting customers in another Member State versus regulations
2017/05/04 Amendment of Directive 2010/18/EU
2015/01/26 Russian pork embargo
2014/11/14 Impact of the Russian embargo on the EU economy and employment
2015/12/01 Increasing flexibility in the use and sale of GMOs
2014/12/18 Delays in cohesion policy
2014/11/26 Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020
2018/05/02 Poultry meat imports from Ukraine
2017/11/07 French law levying a fee of EUR 40 per posted worker
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/09/08 Crisis in agriculture
2018/03/28 European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation
2017/01/31 Combining the European Fund for Strategic Investments with the European Structural and Investment Funds
2016/10/04 State aid
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal